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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 759-762

Minimally invasive anterolateral approach for C2 neurofibroma in elderly patient

1 Department of Neurosurgery, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Bantane Hospital, Fujita Health University, Nagoya, Japan
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Max Hospital, Patparganj, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Neurosurgery, SVIMS, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Raghavendra Kumar Sharma
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Riapur, Chhattisgarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_252_19

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Conventionally ventrally located spinal tumor is approached through anterior vertebrectomy which requires bony fixation and then immobilization for a couple of months. The alternative route to deal with such type of tumor is anterolaterally to avoid the surgical and nonsurgical complications. We are reporting a minimally invasive anterolateral approach for C2 neurofibroma in an 84-year-old patient. Postoperatively this patient did not require cervical brace and postoperative discomfort was minimal. It was observed that dumbbell-shaped cervical tumor with no intradural pathology and wide neural foramina could also be taken care through the anterolateral route which did not require bony fusion or immobilization, but the expertise of the surgeon is necessary for performing these types of minimally invasive procedure to achieve the best results.

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